Twitter Book Club



Twitter Book Club: Gerald W. Bracey (2009) Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality–Transforming the Fire Consuming America's Schools

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Mike Rose (2009) Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us

I read Larry Cuban’s (1986) Teachers and Machines and while it was a decent primer on the issues of technology in the classroom I found nearly nothing to tweet about that he didn’t already say in Oversold and Underused.

Kevin Kelly (2010) What Technology Wants

I wanted to include Ira Socol’s The Drool Room in my Twitter Book Club tweets but the nature of this book didn’t lend itself very well to short quotable statements.  It is a novel and one that every educator should read as it brings the reader on a journey from the other side of the desk.

Larry Cuban (2001) Oversold & Underused: Computers in the Classroom

John Holt (1976) Instead of Education

Seymour Papert (1993) Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

Linda Darling-Hammond (2010) The Flat World and Education

John Taylor Gatto (2009) Weapons of Mass Instruction

Part 1

Flawed Assumptions

Part 2

A Second, Parallel Strategy

Chapter 1: Life on the Mississippi: East St. Louis, Illinois

Chapter 2: Other People's Children: North Lawndale and the South Side of Chicago

Chapter 3: The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York

Chapter 4: Children of the City Invincible: Camden, New Jersey

Chapter 5: The Equality of Innocence: Washington, D.C.

Chapter 6: The Dream Deferred, Again, in San Antonio

Education for What Is Real

A Schoolmaster of the Great City

Chapter One: The Major Themes

Chapter Two: Words and Things

Chapter Three: Infant and Parental Learning

Chapter Four: Parents as Teachers

Chapter Six: What Do We Mean by Critical Thinking?

Chapter Seven: Practical versus Impractical

Chapter Eight: Creativity and Classrooms

Chapter Nine:  The Disconnect Between Administrators and Classroom Learning

Chapter Ten: What Do Administrators Know About Contexts of Learning?

Chapter Eleven: What Is Missing in a Voucher Policy?

Chapter Twelve: What Can People Become?

Aldous Huxley (1932) Brave New World

Our Brave New World

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part I

Part II

Twitter Book Club: Uncommon Learning: Henry David Thoreau on Education (1999)


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

One: The Purpose of Schooling

1. What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?

2. Turning Learning into a Business

3. The Costs of Overemphasizing Achievement

Two: Standards and Testing

4. confusing Harder with Better

5. Beware of the Standards, Not Just the Tests

6. Standardized Testing and Its Victims

7. Sacrificing Learning for Higher Scores

8. Two Cheers for an End to the SAT

Three: Grading and Evaluating

9. From Degrading to De-Grading

10. The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation

11. Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!"

Four: Moral, Social, and Psychological Questions

12. Constant Frustration and Occasional Violence: The Legacy of American High Schools

13. September 11

14. A Fresh Look at Abraham Maslow

Five: School Reform and the Study of Education

15. Almost There, But Not Quite

16. Education's Rotten Apples

17. The Folly of Merit Pay

18. Professors Who Profess: making a Difference as Scholar-Activist

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

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